How are you?
Staying connected with others is a vital part of our mental well-being. Caring for others and knowing others care for us binds us together, helps reduce stress, and protects us from other risks. Reach out, and be kind to everyone.
It starts with "Hello."
Resources for Staying Connected
Hotlines, Warm Lines, Text Lines
Hotlines, warm lines, text lines
If you or someone you know is in crisis, such as having intrusive thoughts that impair ability to function, thoughts of suicide, or otherwise is unable to cope, help is available.
24/7 Crisis Hotline for residents of Miami, Darke and Shelby Counties 800-351-7347
National Crisis Text Line text "4hope" to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255)
Persons in the LGBTQ community, especially young people, often feel isolated from family and peers. The Trevor Project can provide support:
The Trevor Project - Supporting LGBTQ youth and their friends
TrevorLifeline 866-488-7386, a 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service
TrevorText text START to 678678
TrevorChat at www.thetravorproject.org (computer preferred)
For people who are not in crisis but may be feeling lonely or anxious and would like to talk to another person, the HOPE Line is available Monday-Friday 4-11PM and Saturdays and Sundays 4-8PM
HOPE Line operated by SafeHaven Inc. 855-276-HOPE
For mental health support and resources, the National Alliance on Mental Illness operates a helpline and email address.
NAMI Helpline 800-950-NAMI (6264)
Tips for Staying Connected
The following links offer suggestions for staying connected while working at home, and other situations.
Staying Connected 1-page fact sheet from the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services
Working from Home
Maintain Social Connections
Strive for 5 Challenge Reach out to 5 people per day https://mha.ohio.gov/Health-Professionals/About-Mental-Health-and-Addiction-Treatment/Emergency-Preparedness/Coronavirus/Strive-for-Five-Ohio
Volunteer to help with Piqua City Schools Lunch Program During the COVID-19 Shut-Down